Lynn Goldman, M.D., M.S., M.P.H.Dovel Advisory Board Member
Dr. Goldman, a pediatrician and an epidemiologist, is the Michael and Lori Milken Dean and Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. She is a renowned expert in pediatric environmental health and chemicals policy and has contributed in shaping this field of study. She also has engaged in translating research to policy through writing policy analyses and via Congressional testimony in service of successful efforts by Congress to achieve passage of reforms both to federal pesticide law (the 1996 Food Quality Protection Act) and federal chemicals law (the 2016 Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act for the 21st Century) as well as legislation to establish California’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.
She was previously Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; Assistant Administrator for Toxic Substances at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where she directed the Office of Chemical Safety and Prevention; and Chief of the Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control (as well as other positions) at the California Department of Public Health.
She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and has received the NAM Walsh McDermott Award for service to the academy. She is a recipient of the Heinz Award for Global Environmental Change and the American Public Health Association Environment Section’s Homer M. Calver Award. Currently, she serves on the National Research Council (NRC) Strategic Planning Group as well as the NRC Environmental Health Matters Initiative; chairs the NAM Special Interest Group on climate and health; is a Trustee of the Environmental Defense Fund; chairs the NIH Advisory Committee for the ECHO Study; is chair-elect of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health; and is a member of the NIH National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council. She has received alumna awards from Johns Hopkins University (Woodrow Wilson Award for Excellence in Government and Society of Scholars); University of California San Francisco (UCSF) (150th Anniversary Alumni Excellence Award); and the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health (Alumna of the Year and its Influential Alumni Award).
Dr. Goldman holds a BS and MS from UC Berkeley, an MD from UCSF, an MPH from Johns Hopkins University, and pediatric residency training at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland.
When it comes to using advanced technologies to lower the burden of disease and improve the health outcomes of people everywhere, there is no more able leader than Dovel. They are truly an enlightened company that understands the need to operate with public health science and guidance in mind. That is why I am so thrilled to be joining their board.